Chow McLeod employs a diverse team of legal professionals that include lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and legal secretaries to effectively serve our clients in every area of their case. Our services are available for those in Moose Jaw and surrounding areas. From the first phone call to signing the last document and beyond, we will fight vigorously to achieve the results you deserve. Learn more about our staff by reading their bios below.
Lyle graduated from Moose Jaw Central Collegiate in 1946. He then attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan on a Hockey Scholarship and completed one year of Engineering.
Lyle then attended Assumption College in Windsor, Ontario, an affiliate of the University of Western Ontario, and graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts. His major was in Business Administration.
Lyle then attended the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law and graduated in 1953. During his three years at the University of Saskatchewan, he was Captain of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies hockey team. He was also awarded the MacDonald Trophy for being the outstanding athlete in 1952/1953.
After graduation, he articled with his father, John E. Phillips, Q.C., and continued practicing in Moose Jaw with him and various associates. In 1970, the Phillips Law Firm amalgamated with the Dubinsky Law Firm and Dubinsky Phillips Law Firm continued until 1975.
Lyle then became the Corporate Solicitor and Secretary-Treasurer of Fairford Industries Limited, a Moose Jaw Company that manufactured steel buildings.
In 1985, Lyle returned to the practice of law as a sole practitioner. In July 2008, Lyle joined the Chow McLeod Firm as Counsel.
Lyle has been a member of the Moose Jaw Lions Club for over fifty years and is the past President. Lyle is a senior life member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan and a former Bencher.
Lyle has served as Chairman of the Church Counsel of Zion United Church and is presently Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He is also a past president of the YMCA and was the Co-Chairman of the building committee when the new YMCA was built in Crescent Park.
Lyle married Joanne Gibson in 1952 and they have two children and four grandchildren.
David was raised in Moose Jaw where he completed his primary and secondary schooling. He attended post-secondary education in Agricultural Plant and Soil Science in Lethbridge, Alberta and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Beginning in 1997, David attended Law School at the University of Saskatchewan. While completing his studies there, David served as the Co-Director of Campus Legal Services, President of the Law Students’ Association and the Student Representative on the College’s Dean of Law Selection Committee.
In 2000, David articled in Moose Jaw with Chow and Company. He was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2001.
David’s community and professional involvement include past executive member of the Moose Jaw Early Bird Lions Club; President of the Moose Jaw United Way (2002); past District Governor of the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers’ Association; President of the Moose Jaw and District Bar Association (2004); Director of the Central Collegiate Cyclones Football Alumni Association (2002-2010); Co-Founder and Instructor of YMCA Kim’s Tae Kwon Do School (2006-2012); Director of the Moose Jaw Family YMCA (2008-2013); Saskatchewan Tae Kwon Do Association Director (2009-2012); Chair of the Buffalo Pound Lake Community Council Board (2011-2013); University of Saskatchewan Centennial Committee member (2010-2012); Co-Host of the 2012 College of Law Rural Initiatives Project in Moose Jaw; and 2011 Saskatchewan Tae Kwon Do Provincial Championship Hosting Committee Co-Chair.
In 2011 the Provincial Government appointed David as a Hearing Officer tasked with adjudicating police disciplinary matters in Saskatchewan.
David is serving his second three-year term as a public appointee to the Saskatchewan Real Estate Commission where he is a member of the Management Committee and Chair of the Legislation Committee.
David is a Bencher for the Law Society of Saskatchewan for the South Central District.
David has been the recipient of the Judge Brian Stevenson Fellowship Award (2001); Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan’s Architectural Heritage Excellence Award (2009); Moose Jaw Family YMCA Asset Builder Award (2012); Moose Jaw Top 40 Under 40 (2012); and Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year (2013). He is a Nationally Certified referee for the World Tae Kwon Do Federation – holding a Kukkiwon Certified 4th Dan Black Belt.
David’s area of practice is general in nature with a focus on Real Estate conveyancing, Family Law, Civil Litigation and Corporate/Commercial Law. He has argued cases before the all of the levels of courts in Saskatchewan.
Tim was born and raised in Martensville, Saskatchewan. He holds degrees in Psychology (with honours) and Law, both from the University of Saskatchewan.
Immediately following graduation from the U. of S. College of Law in 2004, Tim accepted a position as the Director of Restorative Circles Initiative, an organization that coordinates and facilitates sentencing conferences under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. This opportunity provided Tim with a great deal of exposure to, and experience in, the Youth Criminal Justice Court. As well, Tim became particularly aware of the significance that Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder has on many “high-risk” youth and the correlation between FASD and the youth criminal justice system. In February, 2005 Tim was a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia’s Inter-professional Continuing Education conference titled: “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Equality of Access: Rights and the Right Thing to Do”.
Tim began his practice with Chow & Company in April, 2005 and was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in May, 2006. In July 2008 the firm moved their offices to the historic McIntyre Hall located at 48 High Street West and officially changed the name of the firm to CHOW McLEOD.
Tim is engaged in a general practice, which includes Civil, Criminal, and Family Litigation, Residential and Commercial Real Estate, as well as Wills and Estates, and he has successfully negotiated settlements for plaintiffs who were wrongfully dismissed from their employment as well as those who have suffered personal injury as a result of the negligence of others. Tim has argued cases at all levels of Court in Saskatchewan and has appeared before administrative tribunals and municipal councils.
In addition to his practice, Tim is actively involved in the community sitting as the Vice Chair of the Prairie South School Board, a Hearing Officer for the Office of Residential Tenancies (aka the Rentalsman), he was formerly a District Governor, Parliamentarian and Vice President of the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association, and he is the Past President of the Moose Jaw and Area Bar Association. Tim also volunteers his time at the Moose Jaw Free Legal Clinic several times each year, offering pro-bono legal advice to clients who are unable to afford a lawyer.
Tim is a husband and father of 3 children. He and his wife taught English as a second language in Taiwan and he has also traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America.
Destiny graduated law school in 2003 after receiving early entrance in 2000. She started her articles with Gerrand Rath Johnson in Regina and transferred to Behiel, Will & Biemans in Humboldt to be closer to the family farm. Three years later she started her own firm, Gibney Law, which eventually had locations in both Lanigan and Watrous. She joined Chow McLeod in January of 2015. Destiny practices mainly in the areas of Real Estate, Wills & Estates, and Corporate/Commercial Law. She is an alternate Chairperson for the regional Mental Health Review Panel and regional counsel for the Ministry of Social Services with respect to child protection matters. Destiny is an instructor at the Moose Jaw Koseikan Judo Club where she uses her previous experience as a provincial level coach and a Junior National Champion. She also participates in the local art community as a glass artist and member of the Moose Jaw Art Guild.
Tim Hansen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Acadia University in 2011 and received his Juris Doctor from Dalhousie University in 2014. He played CIS football for the Acadia Axemen for two years and has been playing organized hockey since he was 6 years old.
Tim was involved in various student representative groups at Acadia, including province-wide student lobby groups and as Editor-in-Chief of The Athenaeum, Acadia's student newspaper. He was also a student member of Faculty Council and was Vice-President of the Law Student's Society during his final year at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.
Originally from Regina, Tim made it a priority to return and work in Saskatchewan after attending university in Nova Scotia with his wife Stephanie. Tim spent eight summers during his university education working on a grain farm east of Moose Jaw. He is familiar with and enjoys the lifestyle offered in Moose Jaw.
Under the supervision of David Chow, a Bencher for the Law Society of Saskatchewan, Tim completed his Articles in August of 2015 and is now a practicing member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan. He maintains a general practice.
Jared was born in Regina but opted to move with his parents to Saskatoon at the age of 4 where he lived until moving to Moose Jaw after being hired by Chow McLeod. When he started University Jared pursued his love for critical, logical thought by earning his Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan. Jared graduated with High Honours and was named to the Dean's List. Jared's favourite areas include Ethics, Existentialism, Logic, and Metaphysics.
As a child Jared learned to play piano but his passion for rock, blues, and metal, unsurprisingly, drove him to learn guitar. This became his instrument of choice as he spent the last decade and a half perfecting it, most of which was spent teaching private lessons. During law school violin was also added to his repertoire due to his love of Paganini and Vivaldi. Jared's love of music led him to play in, and write music for, several musical groups, including the law school band "The Dissent". Jared's summers during law school were spent working for the Ministry of Justice in their Public Prosecutions division. This gave Jared the opportunity to run over 200 trials in traffic court. The time spent in court led Jared to develop a keen interest in litigation. Jared also volunteered with CLASSIC (Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc.). The experience was an excellent start to private practice and granted him a valuable perspective on issues surrounding access to justice.
When not rocking and/or rolling Jared enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, a Master's Student in Neuropsychology, and their two cats. Being an animal lover Jared has volunteered for the SPCA including fostering kittens who, in classic kitten fashion, were not in any way disruptive to his studies.
Jared completed his articles, in October 2018, under the supervision of Destiny J.M. Gibney and maintains a general practice with focus in litigation.